Curriculum Vitae

Prof. Brian Berkowitz

Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Weizmann Institute, Rehovot 7610001, Israel

Tel: +972 8 934 2098, Fax: +972 8 934 4124, e-mail: brian.berkowitz@weizmann.ac.il

Research-ID: K-1497-2012

ORCID: http://orcid.org/0000-0003-3078-1859

Education

1986   D.Sc., Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel
1982   M.Sc., Applied Mathematics, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada
1980   B.Sc. (Honors), Applied Mathematics, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada
 

Employment

2005-Present   Professor, Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel

2010-2015   Head, Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel (formerly: Dept. of Environmental Sciences and Energy Research)

2004-2009   Head, Department of Chemical Research Support, Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel

1999-2004   Associate Professor, Department of Environmental Sciences and Energy Research, Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel

1993-1998   Senior Scientist, Department of Environmental Sciences and Energy Research, Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel

1991-1993   Visiting Professor, Department of Geological Sciences, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada

1986-1991   Research Hydrologist, Hydrological Service, Ministry of Agriculture, Jerusalem, Israel

1983-1986   Research and teaching assistant, Faculty of Civil Engineering, Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel

1978-1980   Research and teaching assistant, Department of Mathematics, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada

Honors & Awards

2019   Elected member, European Academy of Sciences and Arts

2018   Outstanding Editor Award (Hydrology and Earth System Sciences), European Geosciences Union

2015   O. E. Meinzer Award, Geological Society of America

2012   M. King Hubbert Award, National Ground Water Association (USA)

2011   Fred L. and Frances J. Oliver Lectureship in Texas Hydrology and Water Resources, Jackson School of Geosciences, University of Texas at Austin

2008   Inventor of the Year (shared with Ishai Dror), Yeda Research and Development Co. Ltd.

2007   Fellow, Geological Society of America

2005  Fellow, American Geophysical Union

2002-Present   Incumbent of The Sam Zuckerberg Professorial Chair in Hydrology, Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel

2004   Citation for Excellence in Refereeing, American Geophysical Union

1997   Mifal HaPayis Michael Landau Scientific Achievement Prize, Israel

1994-1999   Incumbent of the Beracha Foundation Career Development Chair, Beracha Foundation, Geneva

1992   Faculty of Science Teaching Excellence Award, Science Undergraduate Society, University of British Columbia, Canada

1986   Goldschmidt Award, Israel Association for Hydrology, Israel

1982-1983   Lady Davis Post-Graduate Fellowship, Lady Davis Trust Fund, Israel

1980-1982   AOSTRA - Alberta Oil Sands Technology and Research Authority, Post-Graduate Fellowship, Canada

1979-1980   NSERC - National Sciences and Engineering Research Council, Summer Scholarships, Canada

Selected Professional / Scientific Activities 

2018-Present   Member, American Geophysical Union (AGU) Committee on International Participation

2016-Present   Editor, Hydrology and Earth System Sciences

2016   Guest Editor, Transport in Porous Media

2005-2009   Editor, Water Resources Research

1999-2004   Member, Editorial Board, Advances in Water Resources

1999-2004   Member, Editorial Board, Transport in Porous Media

1993-Present   Member of Research, Evaluation and Policy Committees: National and International Levels (European Commission, American Geophysical Union, British Geological Survey - Natural Environment Research Council, Israel Science Foundation, Israel Ministry of Science)

2000-2003   Coordinator, International Research Project, European Commission

2001   Co-Convenor, International Workshop on Water Flow and Contaminant Transport in Fractured Aquitards, Jerusalem, May 22-24, 2001

1999   Guest Editor, Transport in Porous Media

1995   Secretary, Scientific Organizing Committee, International Symposium on Sustainable Water Management in Arid and Semi-Arid Regions, Ramat Rachel, Jerusalem, May 15-19, 1995

1992-1998   Associate Editor, Water Resources Research

1989-1992   Rapporteur on Groundwater Modelling, World Meteorological Organization (WMO) - Commission for Hydrology. Preparation of a WMO Technical Report on Groundwater Modelling. Consultant in editing the HOMS components manual and the Technical Regulations and Guide to Hydrological Practices